Bowling For The Love Of Flight
The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation would like to thank everyone, who attended the September 13, 2009 bowling fundraiser, which was held at Pinsetter Bar & Bowl in Pennsauken, NJ. The event was well organized and well attended. The owner and staff were very accommodating and great to work with. The attendees couldn’t have been happier or more surprised with a delicious hot buffet, which included hot roast beef, pasta with vodka sauce and a garden salad. It was very heartwarming to see families bowling together and the friendly competition was fun and fierce!
Our auction was a great success with many items donated by local retailers. Two sets of airline tickets, cleats autographed by Chase Utley, and Philadelphia Flyers game tickets were some of the featured items. In addition, WMMR donated a visit to their new studio, and a sit in for one lucky winner during the Preston & Steve show! Congratulations Nicole!
One of the most memorable moments of the evening was when The Foundation played a short film of LeRoy doing what he loved to do most, flying. Included in the presentation, were photos of the past and present recipients. It was nice to see that former recipients’ share their journey to becoming professional pilots. All in all, the total amount raised for the evening was almost $6000.00. And although the fundraiser was a huge success, it costs about $12000.00 to fund a single scholarship, so we hope our supporters will continue to think of us. We hope to make the bowling fundraiser an annual event and look forward to your support in the future.
Digna Yeregui, Director At Large